When Germans migrated to Boerne during the mid-1800s‚ they brought their love of music with them. They also brought their musical skills and wasted little time re-creating the sounds of their home country.
Secluded getaways for artists often are associated with the East or West coasts. For nearly 20 years, however, professional artists have had a Hill Country haven, thanks to the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation.
Boerne, located 22 miles northwest of San Antonio in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, offers small-town charm, historic architecture and beautiful natural surroundings. The Cibolo Nature Center has four distinct ecosystems within its 100 acres, and lakes and caves provide more places to explore. This Top 10 Small Town showcases year-round festivals, ranches for that perfect getaway and lots of restaurants. Pie lovers rave about Tootie's Pie Co., which makes and ships handmade award-winning pies.